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Saturday, August 16, 2003 Ensign Front Page Volume 7, N. 53

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The Road to Oshkosh
Saturday, August 16, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire and Andrew Shire
We often hear the cliche that "getting there is half the fun." For most of us the travel to a destination is a means to an end but on this trip the travel across three states by Interstate and the day light awareness of the country through which we travelled became a separate adventure.

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Tim's Tip of the Day

One of the serious problems with democracy is that you often get what you voted for and it is distressing to see voters upset because of the consequences of their selection. The Ontario voters elected their conservative government in two elections and the Americans elected their president. Suffer!

Kevin's find of the day

The story of the great power failure of the 60s and the remedy for the problem with maps is worth looking over.

Ensign Notes

The summer and summer holidays are over and Ensign will resume its normal posting.Pictures of the day pages have been updated.

Transportation Salvation Wraps up season
Friday, August 15, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
A great summer for this project as it is about to close up for the summer with school resuming on August 27.

Breast Cancer Screening Programme
Thursday, August 14, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Throughout North American one in every eight women will develop breast cancer. As a society we have to do what we can to give woman a fair shot at dealing with this incredible threat.

Gay Marriage . . . And Then What?
Thursday, August 14, 2003
by: Ron Thornton
This issue will be dealt with by parliament this fall as it attempts to cope with court rulings and the intention of the government to find a compromise. But what are the possible consequences of changing the definition of the fundamental core of our society.

Ottawa’s Kyoto plan: Another billion-dollar boondoggle
Thursday, August 14, 2003
by: Walter Robinson
The concern Mr. Robinson brings to our attention is that the Government simply doesn't know what it is doing with this huge project. The present proposals sound like massive spending of taxpayer's money in a variety of programmes that have little prospect of producing the desired result.

Harvest 2003
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
The half way mark in this year's harvest is approaching quickly as most farmers have or are just finishing their peas. Wheat and barley are being straight combined and most advanced Canola crops are already in the swath.

Catholics are bound by conscience to adhere to the Pope's teachings
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
by: Rudy Fernandes
It is important to understand the mind set of our fellow citizens and Mr. Fernandes gives us a look on the pro-Bishop Henry side of things. It would have been nice for Bishop Henry to have been as vocal when the issue of Catholic priest and sexual abuse of children was in the news. For many of us the Roman Catholic Church has lost all moral authority as it condones and contributes to sexual abuse by its priests and leaders.

The game theory of Policy Analysis Market (PAM):Bush's attempt to make terrorism a commodity of the Free Market
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Mario deSantis developed this remarkable story over a week ago but we were unable to get it to you until now. Sometimes, and this is one of those times real events are much wilder than anything anyone could dream up as fiction.

The No-Fault Insurance of the Free Market: No fault with Dr. Cassidy, SGI, University of Saskatchewan and Dr. McLennan
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
by: Mario deSantis
Three years ago we figured out that the provincial insurance company was using the University of Saskatchewan to create some evidence for their no fault scheme. Now the research has been declared invalid by the University's ethics committee but the fools are still circling the wagons and the University's credibility and ability to attract research is history.

The Greenwater Report
Tuesday, August 12, 2003
by: Gerald Crawford
Gerald takes us to the Golburn fair and tells us about the world of being a CNR station agent.

Premier Calvert Visits Tisdale
Thursday, August 7, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
The Premier and several cabinet ministers were in town today meeting workers and neighbours on their annual tour. They will be in town until 1:30 and then its on to Nipawin.

Speculation regarding Charter challenge confirmed
Thursday, August 7, 2003
by: Joe Huegin
The government decision to deal with the "same sex" marriage issue may have opened a whole set of related issues.

Wednesday, August 6, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Though Saskatoon and Regina lead the country in crime statistics they are also two of Canada's most beautiful cities. Here is a brief glimpse at Regina.


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